hilarious: geocities-izer makes any website look like it was created in geocities

this is classic – literally!

remember geocities, that ubiquitous web page hosting solution that gave users a digital box of crayons and animated gifs and allowed them to use them all on the same page? well now you can relive the birth of the internet by going back and transforming your favorite websites into what they would have looked like had they been created in geocities.

just go to wonder tonic’s geocities-izer website and enter the url of the site you want to send back in time to make it look like it was designed by a 13-year old in 1996, complete with midi file music!

here are a few i made:

give it a try and enjoy.

transportation security administration to block certain websites from employee computers

Email from TSAthe transportation security administration sent out an email today notifying employees that access to certain websites at work would begin to be limited. the sites are deemed ‘inappropriate for government access’ and include the following:

  • Chat/Messaging
  • Controversial opinion
  • Criminal activity
  • Extreme violence (including cartoon violence) and gruesome content
  • Gaming

so is this an infringement on free speech (not that government workers surfing the web is speech in any way, shape, or form? or is it a government agency trying to get their employees to work?

a quick few observations:

  1. aren’t these work computers? what on earth are tsa employees doing gaming or chatting on work computers? and is this why my luggage always gets mis-routed in the philadelphia airport? on this one, i’m with the tsa. get to work and stop facebooking. facebook will drain all of your time and energy.
  2. sites with ‘controversial opinions’ are banned. who makes this determination? what is a ‘controversial opinion’? who makes that determination? are controversial opinions those from conservatives? liberals? those that are critical of the obama administration? i’m with the employees on this one.
  3. pornography isn’t on the list?? how is pornography not on this list? government employees can’t play bubble spinner but they can browse porn? to quote casablanca, ‘captain renault big sister is getting broad-minded.’

what do you think?

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